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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in green with transparent background showing front and back of the phone with S Pen stylus
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
6.8-inch QHD+ Edge, Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate (1-120Hz), 240Hz touch sampling rate in gaming mode
8GB, 12GB
256GB, 512GB, 1TB UFS 4.0
5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3
6.43 x 3.07 x 0.35 inches (163.3 x 77.9 x 8.89mm)
8.25 ounces (233.8g)
IP Rating
Cream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black, Samsung exclusive colors (Lime, Graphite, Sky Blue, and Red)
Operating System
Android 13 / One UI 5.1
Starts at $1,200
200MP f/1.7 wide angle, 10MP f/2.4 2x zoom, 10MP f/4.9 10x zoom, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, 12MP f/2.2 front camera
Stylus type
S Pen (included)


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Best screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in 2023

Protect your phone's display from scratches with these amazing Galaxy S23 Ultra screen protectors.


Samsung's latest top-of-the-line flagship might not radically differ from its predecessor, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra brings some noteworthy improvements. It's the first smartphone from the company to feature a 200MP primary camera, and it also packs a custom version of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip for improved performance. Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra features an Armor Aluminum frame and an IP68 dust and water resistance rating.

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iPhone 15 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Which big-screen flagship is best?

iPhone fans are thrilled with the 5x optical zoom available on iPhone 15 Pro Max, but does Samsung have the better offering in the Galaxy S23 Ultra?


Apple debuted its new iPhone 15 Pro Max at the company's annual fall event, and the phone's biggest feature is arguably the 5x optical zoom offered by a new telephoto lens. That instantly brings up a comparison to Samsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra, which features a flagship periscope lens with 10x optical zoom. Both smartphones are the best phones that Apple and Samsung have to offer, so if you're looking for the latest and greatest, you might be choosing between these two devices. But they also have a lot of differences, from design and form factor to processor and operating system. To help you figure out which powerful smartphone is right for you, we've put the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Galaxy S23 Ultra up against each other.

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Best phones for battery life in 2023

These phones offer a sure-shot cure for battery anxiety


Most smartphones these days tend to have good battery life, meaning they last at least one full day on a single charge. It's a basic expectation many users have when shopping for a new phone, especially some of the more recent flagship phones. Smartphone technology has also evolved to a point where critical components like the processor aren’t really power-hungry, which means manufacturers can squeeze out more performance and deliver the same or better battery life without increasing battery capacity. This ensures phones stay slim and efficient.

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Best Spigen cases for Samsung Galaxy S23 series in 2023

Spigen is one of the top case brands on the market. Here are some good Spigen cases for your new Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones.


Samsung's Galaxy S23 series phones have been out for a while now, and some of them have already made it to our roundup of the best flagship phones you can buy in 2023. There are three phones in the lineup, and you can check out our Galaxy S23 vs Galaxy S23+ vs Galaxy S23 Ultra to find out how they stack up. Once you've decided which of the three phones to get, you should consider getting a case to protect it from accidental drops and scuffs. We've already rounded up the best cases for each in separate posts, but I wanted to highlight some Spigen cases in this one.

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Samsung's One UI 6 Beta 2 brings lots of bug fixes and introduces new features

Samsung has introduced a revamped look for its Health app, changes to its camera, a new video editing app, and more.


Samsung's One UI 6 beta was launched earlier this month based on Android 14, and now, the brand has released Beta 2, bringing numerous bug fixes and improvements. The update is rolling out to supported countries and those enrolled in Samsung's beta program.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs. S23 Ultra: Which high-end Samsung phone is for you?

Should you stick with the Samsung flagship or go for a foldable variant?


Samsung makes some of the very best phones out there, but it can quickly become confusing to decide which one is right for you. Samsung's flagship Galaxy S23 Ultra is an exceptional device, and the new Galaxy Z Fold 5 is another compelling option. Both phones have premium specs, premium features, and premium price tags. And while the foldable aspect of the Z Fold makes it unique, you'll need to know more to make an informed decision. Luckily, we've got the ultimate comparison for you, so read on to learn what you need to know about choosing between these two phones.

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4 reasons why Samsung Galaxy phones are better than other Android phones

Here's hoping they keep up the growing competition


Samsung's Galaxy phones have become somewhat synonymous with Android, and it's easy to see why that's the case. The company has churned out tons of Android phones over the last few years, and it's safe to say that there's a Samsung Galaxy phone out there for every size and budget. I've been using — and criticizing — Samsung devices for many years myself, and I've grown to like the Galaxy phones for various reasons, including Samsung's design choices, UI improvements, and more. If you're new to the world of Android or haven't been keeping in touch with the smartphone space, then here are a few reasons why I believe Samsung's Galaxy flagships are some of the best Android phones money can buy in 2023.

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Best 5G phones in 2023

If you want to take advantage of the top speeds available on your carrier, you'll want to get a phone compatible with 5G bands.

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With 5G coverage in the U.S. steadily rising, now is a great time to purchase a 5G phone and find out what the fuss is all about. We've tested some of the best 5G phones currently on the market to help you find one that suits your needs. Be it a top-of-the-line flagship with all the bells and whistles or a budget-friendly phone that offers a great experience at an affordable price point, the following list includes some of the best phones that will let you connect to a blazing-fast 5G network of your choice.

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Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases: 12 picks that we would buy

Protect the big and heavy Galaxy S23 Ultra with the best cases on the market


The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is not only the best Samsung Galaxy flagship right now, but it's also among the best phones in 2023. It's not significantly different from its predecessor, but it's got enough noteworthy improvements to live up to its Ultra moniker and go against the best out there. It's a relatively big phone to carry around, though, and it might take a while for you to get used to it if you're coming from a smaller device. It's also on the expensive side, so you should definitely consider buying a case to protect it from accidental drops and scuffs.

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Samsung Android 14 Tracker: Here are all the official One UI 6 beta builds to download and install

Here's what we know about the One UI 6 update, including which devices have received the beta.


Android 14 is inching closer to its final stable release, and Samsung seems quite interested in getting its own version out to its customers as soon as possible after that. The Korean OEM's hard at work adapting the latest iteration of everybody's favorite mobile OS for its own devices in the form of One UI 6.0. Here is everything you need to do to keep track of the company's beta program and install it on your device.

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Best phones in 2023

Want a new smartphone and are overwhelmed with options? Here's our expert guide on the best smartphone for you.

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We're over halfway through 2023 and have already seen some great smartphones from the likes of Samsung, OnePlus, Motorola, and Google. There are still plenty of phones to look forward to this year, but it's time to reflect and spotlight some of the best phones available so far. In addition to flagships — like the iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra — to affordable flagships and best value picks, like the OnePlus 11 and the "almost flagship" Pixel 7a, I have added budget picks and other categories to provide a good mix of options. We here at XDA test almost every smartphone released to the public, so you can count on this roundup to find the right phone that suits your budget and needs. Let's dive in!

Best Verizon phones in 2023

If you're looking for a new phone on Verizon, then you've come to the right place. Read on to check out our picks on the best Verizon phones!

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If you're looking for a great wireless carrier with lots of reliable coverage in the United States, Verizon is a great option. The company has been around for a long time, and although it has branched out to provide a wealth of different services, it's still highly regarded when it comes to its quality and variety of different plans. In addition, Verizon offers some of the best smartphones on the market.

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Do thin cases protect my phone?

Bulky cases don't feel great to hold, but does that mean you should go for a thin case instead?


I'm a big fan of sleek, ultra-thin cases like the Thinborne lineup and the Spigen Thin Fit series. I've bought one for all the phones I've used in the last few years, but I still recommend rugged cases like the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro and dbrand Grip to most people. I haven't dropped a phone in years, and I value the in-hand feel slim cases offer more than the added drop protection you get with rugged cases, but it's risky to go without the protection. If you're like me and rarely drop your phone, a thin case should be good enough for you. But a rugged phone case is always a better pick for most people.

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Best Samsung Galaxy phone deals in 2023

Take advantage of the deepest discounts around on Samsung Galaxy handsets, including the latest foldables.


Samsung has come a long way in the years that it has been in the mobile market. Nowadays, the company is pushing foldable phones as the next thing in smartphones, but it still makes some of the best smartphones in traditional form factors, like the flagship Galaxy S23 Ultra. The tricky part is figuring out which Galaxy phone to buy, as there are budget, midrange, flagship, and foldable tiers to choose from.

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Best deals on Samsung Galaxy S23 series in 2023

These deals on the Galaxy S23 series will make Samsung's latest flagships a bit easier on your pocket.


Samsung's latest flagship lineup has been on sale for a few months now, and it's available at attractive discounts on various platforms. The new Galaxy S23 series is easily among the best phones you can buy right now. And while the phones are pretty expensive, you don't have to pay full price if you keep an eye out for deals. To help you out, we've rounded up the best Galaxy S23 series deals from retailers and carriers, so you don't have to fish around the internet to land the biggest savings.

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One UI 6 Open Beta hands-on: A total system redesign

One UI 6 is here, and we've been playing with it on a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.


Android 14 is just around the corner, and while people with other devices (most notably Google Pixels) have been able to get in on the fun, Samsung's own devices have been left out of it so far. That's changing though, as you can now test out One UI 6 on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. We've sideloaded the open beta on our Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and it's officially available for download in the United States, Germany, and South Korea.

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We're already 7 days into August, but since today is the first Monday of the month, that means it's time for the latest batch of Android security patches. Google today published the August 2023 Android Security Bulletin, and with it, the corresponding August 2023 security update for eligible Pixel devices. Google's Pixel phones aren't the only phones getting a freshly baked build today, though, as Samsung has also pushed new security updates to the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S20 FE, and a couple of foldables.

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Samsung's big One UI 6 beta with Android 14 is on its way, but you need to wait a little longer

The Korean OEM really wants you to try its upcoming One UI skin


Samsung has steadily been improving the momentum of its software update over the last few years. When it comes to the monthly security patches, the performance is already impeccable, but major Android updates are still two or three months behind Google. As usual, there's no Android 14 beta initiative from the Korean OEM, but last week there was a rumor that Samsung would be kickstarting the One UI 6 beta program in this month. That seems to be the case, as one of the regional company newsrooms accidentally announced the beta early before swiftly deleting the post.

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Best thin cases for the Galaxy S23 Ultra in 2023

These slim cases are designed to provide solid protection to your Galaxy S23 Ultra without adding too much bulk.

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the most powerful model in the flagship Galaxy S23 lineup. It has everything one could ask for in a top-of-the-line smartphone, including improved durability thanks to Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which provides much better protection against drops on rougher surfaces such as concrete.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 owners could see One UI 6.0 update starting this week

It looks like Galaxy device owners will soon have access to One UI 6.0 powered by Android 14.


It looks like the initial reports were a little off the mark when they stated that One UI 6.0 would be arriving to Samsung Galaxy S23 series handsets in July. Luckily, the early reports were not off by much though, because if new information is to be believed, it appears that the aforementioned devices could begin receiving the update starting this week.

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